Galashiels lies within the Central Borders and is located approximately 34 miles south of Edinburgh connected via the A7 road. This bustling manufacturing town is situated with the Gala Water flowing through its heart. There have been mills in the town since the early 17th century where Galashiels is particularly noted for the manufacture of fine quality of tweeds and woollen goods which are in high demand throughout the world. Galashiels is now linked via rail to Edinburgh. The Borders Railway runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh Waverley providing a regular service between Galashiels and the Central Belt. The Borders College Campus, Melrose Road, lies approximately 0.5 mile from the railway station in Galashiels.